Schlafly Beer (St. Louis, Missouri) has officially announced that the 2019 edition of Stout Bout, a variety pack featuring four stouts brewed exclusively for the sampler, is hitting shelves now.
Comprised of the crowd favorite stouts featured at Schlafly’s annual Stout and Oyster Festival – an annual event held each March that “brings 80,000 fresh oysters from both coasts and over a dozen star shuckers to the Schlafly Tap Room,” the Stout Bout Variety Pack is a mixed 12-pack containing three 12 oz. bottles of each of the following four offerings:
Mexican Chocolate Stout – A classic American stout inspired by all the characteristics of real, Mexican-style hot chocolate. Creamy, roasty, sweet elements provide a perfect base for the addition of cocoa nibs, which the brewers add directly to the fermenter to age until their finest flavors blend with the stout. The addition of cinnamon adds a kick that balances well with all the flavors in this beer. ABV – 6%
Dry Hopped Stout – Brewed with all of the roasted malts you’d expect, but then dry-hopped with tons of American hops adding a unique citrus character. ABV – 5.7%
Latte Stout – Brewer meets barista in this heavyweight bout. Latte Stout is brewed with a blend of coffee toddy and milk sugar that combine to form a stout that calls back to the coffee shop. ABV – 6%
Session Stout – While keeping a bold flavor and big body, Session Stout has a low ABV making it easy to have more than one. We classify this full-bodied stout under the lightweight division. ABV – 4.5%
“The sampler packs are a reflection of current consumer preferences and interests. We receive true feedback from the festival and build a sampler pack geared directly toward what our consumers will enjoy. The rising interest in low ABV also steered us toward the decision of adding a session stout to our sampler pack, and the other selections offer a taste for everyone.”
– Stephen Hale, Founding Brewer at Schlafly Beer
The Stout Bout 12 Pack Stout Sampler is rolling out now and will be available as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this special mixed pack at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Missouri, Tennessee and throughout the rest of Schlafly’s distribution footprint. Prost!